Rev. Fr. Dr. I. Ratchagar was born in Sathipattu, Tamil Nadu, India, and he is a priest of Catholic Archdiocese of Pondicherry-Cuddalore, India. He completed his Philosophical and Theological studies in St. Peter's Pontifical Institute of Theology, Bangalore. He obtained his Masters Degree in Psychology at Annamalai University and Public Administration at University of Madras. He has defended his Doctoral dissertation in Psychology at Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu, in the year 2002. He had authored many articles published in high impact journals. Presently he servesas the Principal and Secretary of St. Joseph's College of Arts and Science (Autonomous), Cuddalore leading the department of Psychology.